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§ 1 If any person dies owning any real or personal estate without any …
§ 2 In case the estate consists of personal property, letters of office …
§ 3 When the State’s Attorney of the county is informed or has reason to …
§ 4 All persons, bodies, politic and corporate, named in such complaint …
§ 5 When judgment is entered vesting title in the county to any land, …
§ 6 Any party who has filed an appearance in the proceeding and the …
§ 7 The county treasurer shall keep just and true accounts of all moneys …

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 755 ILCS 20

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • County board: means the board of county commissioners in counties not under township organization, and the board of supervisors in counties under township organization, and the board of commissioners of Cook County. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.07
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.